Skip to content

Understanding Society Working Paper Series 2009-03

Developing ethnic identity questions for Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study

Authors

Publication date

27 Oct 2009

Abstract

This report describes the process of development of a series of new ethnic identity questions, fielded in Wave 2 of Understanding Society. We describe the key features of Understanding Society and the rationale for asking respondents about ethnic identity, before detailing the process by which the ultimate set of questions was eventually arrived at. That process involved learning from existing research, focus groups, semi-structured interviews and cognitive testing of the final set of questions proposed. The suite of questions proposed for inclusion in Wave 2 of Understanding Society can be found as Annex E to this report.

Subjects

Survey Methodology and Race Relations

Notes

working paper

Paper download  

#513311


Research home

Research home

News

Latest findings, new research

Publications search

Search all research by subject and author

Podcasts

Researchers discuss their findings and what they mean for society

Projects

Background and context, methods and data, aims and outputs

Events

Conferences, seminars and workshops

Survey methodology

Specialist research, practice and study

Taking the long view

ISER's annual report

Themes

Key research themes and areas of interest